21st Century Fox execs Peter Rice, Dana Walden, John Landgraf and Gary E. Knell are making the move to Disney. Rice has been named chairman, Walt Disney Television and co-chair, Disney Media Networks, while Walden will serve as chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment. Landgraf is chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, and Knell is chairman of National Geographic Partners. “The strength of 21st Century Fox’s first-class management talent has always been a compelling part of this opportunity for us,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “Upon completion of the acquisition, this new structure positions these proven leaders to help drive maximum value from a greatly enhanced portfolio of incredible brands and businesses.”
NBC is feeling strong – the network this summer is bringing back American Ninja Warrior for its eighth season. Production will begin in the spring; a premiere date will be announced shortly. Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the obstacle course competition series will hit six cities this season: LA, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore […]
From exec producers Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, a new season of Documentary Now! returns to IFC to once again pay tribute to some of the world’s most renowned docs on February 20 at 11p. Guests this season include Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson, who star in the premiere ep, as well as […]
MLS Commissioner Don Garber inked a new deal that will keep him in the role for another five years, running through the 2023 season in addition to serving as CEO of Soccer United Marketing. Garber, 61, has presided over MLS’s dramatic growth and consolidation since taking the post in 1999, with the league expanding from […]
Stadium announced the launch of its 24/7 network on Sling TV, available to subscribers of both the “Sling Orange” and/or “Sling Blue” services. “We first teamed up with Sling TV in 2016 for the launch of Stadium Plus, and we look forward to this next evolution as we launch Stadium 24/7 to its subscribers,” said […]
The Breaking Bad movie, to star Aaron Paul, is headed to Netflix and AMC, the latter the network the original home of the lauded series. In a twist, Netflix will likely take the first distribution window and AMC the second.